QUEEN AND HAIDER WIN BIG AT THE 16th S-CROSS IIFA AWARDS ~
7th June, 2015, Kuala Lumpur: The 16th S Cross IIFA Awards took over Malaysia with an outstanding show that witnessed Haider and Queen bag the highest honours at the night. The most coveted awards for Best Actor (Male) and Best Actor (Female) were presented to Shahid Kapoor and Kangana Ranaut respectively for their remarkable performances of the year.
The award for Best Picture went to Queen, while Rajkumar Hirani took home the award for Direction for PK. DeepikaPadukone won an award for IIFA Woman of theYear, she commented saying, “This one is for the millions of women who inspire me every day”. One of the many special moments on stage was Ranveer reciting a poem for Deepika.
Giving Indian cinema a global platform, the S Cross IIFA Awards was held at the Stadium Putra in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. For the first time ever, Bollywood’s hilarious duo- the talented actors Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor played host to India’s most anticipated awards ceremony. The twosome won over audiences and industry members alike, leaving those present in splits with their witty quips, perfect comic timing and laudable on-stage camaraderie.
Their opening performance was a medley of iconic Jodi songs – Mein Khiladi Tu Anaari, Dola Re Dola, Mere Do Anmol Ratan where the two donned outlandish costumes keeping the audience in tears of laughter. They were joined on stage by the unstoppable Rakhi Sawant who took the entertainment quotient to another level.
Eminent film-maker Subhash Ghai was awarded for his Outstanding Contribution to Indian Cinema, he commented, “So many emotions I am going through, so many memories. That is why you fall, then rise, then rise again. Thank you, IIFA.”
Indian cinema’s fresh talents Tiger Shroff and Kriti Sanon were lauded for their debut performances and took to the IIFA stage to collect their awards while Kay Kay Menon bagged an award for the Best Actor in a Negative Role for his spectacular performance in Haider.
Bollywood’s ace dancers Hrithik Roshan and Shahid Kapoor stunned audiences with their electrifying performances and awesome dance moves. More highlights of the night were Sonakshi Sinha who stole the show with her act, Parineeti Chopra’s mesmerising performance on Pareshaan, Baby Doll, Lovely and Drama Queen and Shraddha Kapoor’s fantastic act on Khalnayak Hu Mein, Choli Ke Piche Kya Hai and Om Shanti Om- a tribute to Subhash Ghai. Anushka Sharma gave a spell-binding performance on songs from her film Bombay Velvet
For the first time, the prestigious night of nights, S- Cross IIFA Awards will be broadcast globally on Colors.
Some of the key partners of the IIFA Malaysia celebrations are: S-Cross, Videocon d2h, Colors Viacom 18, Hero Cycles, Carnival Cinemas, Valencia Udaipur, QNet, M.A.C., #fame, Red FM 93.5, Dainik Bhaskar (Hindi, Gujrati), The Telegraph, Outlook, Bright, Navbharat Times, TabCab, Super Cinemas, PVR, Orienta, FashionTv, Mekkal Osai, The Asian Weekly, A-Desiflava, The Global Indian, Khushi, Lokmat, Urban Asian, East FM, Central Chronicle, Film Awards TV, J.R. Creations Advertisers Pvt. Ltd., Ebela, Masti 96.3 FM, MBC Bollywood, Patrika group, Ananda Bazar Patrika, The Sun, Facebook, Twitter, egital, Ravish Kapoor, Shiamak.
Malaysia Partners include: Tourism Malaysia, Ministry of Tourism and Culture Malaysia, Malaysia Major Events, Year of Festival 2015,Watsons, Q-Net, Astro Go Beyond, JW Marriott, The Ritz-Carlton, Malaysia Airlines, Mouawad, FeastVillage, Hyderabad Recipes
Other support partners include: Ching’s Secret, FICCI, Aldo, ePaisa, Grey Goose.
…And The Winners Are
Best debut-female: Kirti Sanon for Hero Panti
Best debut direction: Umang Kumar for Mary Kom
Best debut direction: Sajid Nadiadwsla for Kick
Best music direction: Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy for 2States
Best playback singer- male: Ankit Tiwari for Galliyaan (Ek Villian)
Best playback singer- female: Kanika Kapoor for Baby Doll (Ragini MMS2)
Best perfornance in a comic role: Varun Dhavan for Main Tera Hero
Best debut- male: Tiger Shroff for Heropanti.
Best performance in a negative role: Kay Kay Menon for Haider
Best performance in a supporting role-male: Riteish Deshmukh for Ek Villian
Best performance in a supporting role- female: Tabu for Haider.
Best regional film: Lai Bhari
Best story: Vikas Bahl, Chaitally Parmar & Parvez Shaikh for Queen
Best direction: Rajkumar Hirani for PK
Best performance in a leading role: Shahid Kapoor for Haider
Best performance in a leading role- female: Kangana Ranaut for Queen
Best picture: Queen
About IIFA (International Indian Film Academy):
Conceptualized and produced by Wizcraft International Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. and supported by the key members of the Indian film fraternity, IIFA is the most appreciated South Asian film academy and a global platform that gives the Indian film fraternity an opportunity to reach audiences in international territories. The alliances made via the platform of IIFA provide huge benefits and gain to India but an equally important objective of this prestigious brand is to create similar outcomes in its host country. The aim is to establish a system of mutual benefit to both India as well as the host destinations by boosting tourism, economic development, trade, culture, cross-border investments and film co-productions.
Wizcraft International Entertainment Pvt. Ltd promotes the IIFA Weekend & Awards globally each year and travel to new, exciting and beautiful destinations, taking the film fraternity with it to unite and celebrate the best of Indian film and culture, thereby taking Indian Cinema& India to a wider audience. www.iifa.com